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Eugene (M)>

Eugene (male)

Variants:Aodh (M) Eocha (M) Eóghan (M) Eugen (M) Eugenio (M) Eugenius (M) Eugeniusz (M) Evžen (M) Jenö (M) Owain (M) Yevgeni (M)
Diminutive(s):Gene (M)
Pet Name for:Euy (M)
Lesser Synonym(s):Euan (M) Ewan (M) Ewen (M) Owen (M)
Can be spelt:Uigene (M)
Feminine form:Eugenia (F) Eugénie (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English and French from Old French and Greek "well-born, noble". The French form has an accent: Eugène.

It is also the Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic Aodh and Eóghan, plus a number of variants. Euan/Ewan/Ewen may also be Anglicized as Eóghan so are here classed as Lesser Synonyms of Eugene.

In old documents in Latin, Eugenius is used for Euan/Ewan/Ewen as well as for Eugene. Care must be taken when searching to allow for Latin case endings.

The short form Gene is now a popular given name, especially in the US.